When it comes to skincare and haircare, hyaluronic acid has taken centre stage, but the unsung beauty hero is actually glycerine.
Glycerine is a humectant, meaning it attracts water from the environment to the skin or hair’s surface and leaves it soft, hydrated and can improve the quality of your hair and skin too. All skin types can benefit from glycerin too. So keep reading to learn all about this lesser-known ingredient and its numerous beauty benefits.
1. Hydrates and moisturizes
Glycerine acts like a sponge and draws more water and moisture to itself. It also helps slow down the evaporation of water from the skin and hair, which can help keep them soft and hydrated.
It promotes skin health by improving skin function, accelerating the wound healing process, increasing hydration, and protecting skin against irritants.
This hydrator is oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores and cause acne.
4. Protects and repairs
It penetrates into the cracks of the skin and hair and, repairs the damage, and further protects it from dryness.
5. Preserves skincare/haircare products
Other than being an excellent hydrator, glycerine also acts as a preservative and prevents skincare and haircare products from going bad.